By Jueseppi B.
By Dan Scanlan
The Jacksonville Landing will rock with music Feb. 16 as friends and family of a 17-year-old killed over a squabble about loud music gather for Jordan Russell Davis Day.
Set for what would have been Davis’ 18th birthday, the 1-to-5 p.m. event will include free food and live music.
His parents have lobbied against gun violence since he was killed Nov. 23 at a Gate station on Southside Boulevard.
“The kids that actually touched Jordan … want to know what can they do, how can they celebrate the life of Jordan Davis,” said his father, Ron Davis. “… He partially lost his life because of loud music. He wanted to hear his music.”
“We don’t want people to mourn anymore because we have to take care of those who are still living,” added mother Lucia McBath. “So it is a celebration of life for Jordan and a celebration for the families and lives of all the victims who have died needlessly because of gun violence.”
Police said Satellite Beach resident Michael David Dunn and his girlfriend parked next to Jordan and his friends that night outside the Gate. Dunn traded words with them about the loud music coming from the vehicle before eight or nine shots were fired killing Jordan, police said. Dunn, 46, entered a not-guilty plea Dec. 17 on a first-degree murder charge.
Dunn’s first attorney stated his client fired when he saw a shotgun in the teens’ SUV. Police said they found no evidence of a shotgun.
Davis and McBath attended a congressional hearing on gun violence prevention this month in Washington and have been discussing the issue with other groups for the past month. They feel they are doing the right thing to fight gun violence after visiting Jordan’s gravesite Tuesday.
“That’s what we get to do with Jordan’s legacy — make a difference for everyone,” McBath said. “… I feel his presence — we both do — and it makes us understand and know we are doing the right thing.”
Mayor Alvin Brown’s office also is finalizing a proclamation to officially make Feb. 16 Jordan Davis Day, spokesman David DeCamp said.
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Jordan Russell Davis Day!
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville has proclaimed Saturday, February 16, as Jordan Russell Davis Day.
The day falls on what would have been the teens 18th birthday.
Jordan Davis was shot and killed on Black Friday last November after an argument over loud music at a Southside Gate gas station.
The suspected gunman in the attack, Michael Dunn, is facing a charge of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Dunn’s next court date is February 19.
Festivities for Jordan Russell Davis Day will be Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. Free food, soft drinks and musical entertainment will be available. The event is hosted by EasyE and T-Roy.
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